Shoalhaven News

Regional roads targeted in Police Op

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Police have commenced Operation Merret in a continued effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on NSW roads, particularly in regional areas.

The Operation is being described as an unorthodox and proactive approach to road policing, not only targeting motorists for dangerous behaviours, but educating drivers on safe behaviour and encouraging those who are doing the right thing through positive reinforcement.

Last year’s Operation Merret saw more than 30,000 infringements issued across the state for a range of offences, including speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, and using a mobile phone while driving.

There'll be more police on our roads for the three months while it's in play, until it concludes on Saturday October 26.

Photo source: Travis Winks